The Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail is intended to connect many community assets, including the Downtown Encinitas COASTER station, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the Santa Fe Drive rail undercrossing, Swamis Seaside Park, George Berkich Park, Cardiff Elementary School, Cardiff State Beach, San Elijo State Beach and Campground, Carpentier Parkway, Downtown Cardiff, and Glen Park.
Since 2013, the project has been presented at community meetings, various City of Encinitas committees, and Encinitas City Council as it progressed through preliminary engineering and early environmental stages. SANDAG and the City of Encinitas are working to develop a design for the west side of the corridor, along Coast Highway 101, between Chesterfield Drive and the Santa Fe Undercrossing. The portion of the project north of the undercrossing will be a topic of discussion for the City’s Coastal Mobility and Livability Working Group.
Chris Carterette, AICP
Active Transportation Planner
401 B Street, Suite 800